You’ve Got Mail::Vegan Subscription Boxes

When I was a kid,the most exciting part of my day was waiting for the mail. I had pen pals from across the world and family members that still practiced the art of writing on fine stationary. Opening a letter with a fancy wax seal was a simple moment of joy.

Flash forward to adulthood (with my sophomoric sense of humour and general goofiness, I use that term loosely) when the mail becomes something to dread because all you get are bills and bits of junk mail that won’t go away. Gah!

Solution: Sign up for a monthly subscription box full of vegan goodies delivered to your door! These services are fantastic if you enjoy trying new products,but live in a location that has a limited variety of vegan items.

My favorite sites are Vegan Cuts and Conscious Box. Vegan Cuts has just released their new bigger and better snack box,almost doubling the amount of goodies contained in the December box.

January Vegan Cuts Snack Box

Items included in my January Vegan Cuts box:

Cuppow-Turns a Mason Jar until a travel mug

Beanfield’s Chips (GF)- Pico de Gallo AND Salt n’ Pepper (eating these with spinach dip right now!)

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows(GF)- A classic pantry “essential”.

NY SuperFoods Manhattan Mud Chia Peanut Butter- No salt or hydrogenated oil (no palm oil). This is not labeled as gluten-free

Nutcase Crunch(GF)- Almonds,pecans, coconut and pine nuts. I sprinkled this on a salad and it was quite tasty.

GoRaw Banana Bread Flax Bar(GF)- I buy these all the time to eat before I hike…happy to get another one.

Just Pure Foods Chocolate Kalenola(GF) – Chocolatey kale chip granola-ness.Your brain will be like, “whuuuut?!” and your mouth will be like, “more please!”

Organic Freekeh-*Recipe card included* Roasted green wheat. This is actually a pretty good sized bag at 8oz. and will make four servings. I’ve dabbled using freekeh in recipes but since I’m reeeeeally trying to go gluten-free, I’ll probably share this with a friend.

PÜR Gum(GF)- Wintergreen. Fresh breath is a priority in my life, so I’ll be carrying this is my purse.

Moringa Tea- According to Ayurveda, the oral tradition of Indian medicine, Moringa prevents 300 diseases. I am not a tea connoisseur but I thought the flavor was similar to a light green tea.

$25 iTrain Gift Card- Download mp3 workouts. The cost of each download is between $5.99-$10.99 so I downloaded two of the ballet sculpting routines. So convenient to add the free workouts after I chowed down on all the snacks!

I was excited that almost all of the products in this month’s box were new to me and super bonus that I liked everything after sampling.The Cuppow alone would be almost $11.50 so you definitely get your money’s worth with this box.

December Vegan Cuts Snack Box

Conscious Box offers a classic box (vegetarian friendly), the vegan box and just introduced the new gluten-free box(GF review next month). Be sure to specify which one you’d like when you sign up.

January Vegan Conscious Box

Happy Squeeze – Strawberry Kiwi Beet fruit & veggie twist. I take these along to slurp down after I hike.

Peeled Snacks Apple Cluster(GF)- Berry flavored and surprisingly satisfying when I have a sweet tooth.

Nutiva Hemp Seeds(GF)- I blast these in my Vitamix with some water to make my own hemp milk.

People Towels- Save a tree, carry this washcloth sized towel around with you to wipe your hands.

Simply Straws- Glass straw. Love this idea but the straw is only six inches, the glasses I drink out of are seven inches, and so it’s a bit awkward. Just call me a size queen. I did a little searching and they do make a 10-inch straw along with a cleaning brush that you can purchase here

Dale’s Raw Protein Bar(GF)- Blueberry Macadamia. YUM! This is seriously one of the best tasting bars I’ve had in a while. Really wonderful texture and flavor.

Hail Merry Macaroons(GF)-  Coconutty-choco heaven in a cookie.

Maakoa Koopuwa- Antioxidant elixir made with cupuacu, acai and other super fruits. Tastes like Welch’s grape juice

Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood- Wild berry flavor drink powder. Will add this to my travel kit.

Dr.Singha’s Mustard Bath- This is the only item I’m not thrilled about because 1)I don’t have a bathtub, only a shower and 2)a mustard bath does not sound sexy to me at all.

Conscious Box also includes coupons for most of the products featured in each monthly box, with offers ranging from 10-20% off or buy one get one free. You can see what was in some of the previous boxes here .

Conscious Box has had a few hiccups with products containing bee derived ingredients making their way into the “100% vegan” box. I remember there being a tea with honey in the box a few months back and this month there was a lotion with beeswax (not pictured because I gave it away). I reached out to Conscious Box to ask about this issue and I received this response from Jesse Richardson who handles customer support :

“Unfortunately, Bodhichitta Botanicals, an item in January’s vegan box, contains beeswax, a non-vegan ingredient. While some vegans (aka “beegans”) are okay with using insect ingredients, other vegans are not. Because the box is marketed as “vegan,” Conscious Box will work diligently to prevent any other bee products in the box – these are not vegan and therefore will be excluded.”

I have ordered both of these services for myself and been very pleased with the shipments. Both Conscious Box and Vegan Cuts charge $19.95/month (shipping included). Vegan Cuts will ship to Canada for an additional $8 and you can sign up for the newsletter to be notified of new offers. Conscious Box does not currently ship outside of the U.S., except to APO addresses.

Vegan Cuts

*Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertorial. I have paid for and ordered boxes from both Vegan Cuts and Conscious Box in the past. I received gratis January boxes from both Vegan Cuts and Conscious Box but I do not promise favorable reviews in exchange for free product. My opinions are always honest and I do not share reviews for products/services that I do not use myself.This post contains affiliate links.

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Comments:

  1. I can’t wait to get mine this month, I have finally signed up to Vegan Cuts this month. I can’t wait to review all of the yummy goodies enclosed! I am a little hesitant on Conscious Box. Looking at your box, I noticed that about 4 products listed I already purchase on my own. Vegan Cuts’s Snack Box offers a variety of products and tons of snacks I haven’t even heard of. Hence the “Snack” in the title. I definitely won’t set aside Conscious Box out of the equation. I think I am going to sign up for March, give it a try and see for myself!
    Great review, and thank you for sharing 🙂

    oxo,
    Holly

    • Aloha Holly!The boxes really vary from month to month, so give it a try.But if you are more of a snacker (like me) the Vegan Cuts may be a better choice since almost everything is edible…nomnomnom

  2. I subscribe to the Conscious vegan box. I’m a recent vegan convert so i like learning about the wide variety of products out there. Some of the best items in my boxes have been a full size bottle of Weleda serum (this was before they had a vegan box, so not sure if it’s vegan), a barre food bar sample that was out of this world, and the Hail Merry cocoroons. (Yes, I have a giant sweet tooth.) I also got some flouride free toothpaste recently that I really liked. I also appreciate the discounts offered as I have gone on to purchase some of the sampled products. I’ll have to check out Vegan Cuts. Thanks for the info!

    • Congratulations on becoming vegan!Yes, I love the Conscious Box because I know I will get to try a variety of products and Vegan Cuts because it’s mostly snacks…and I am a snacky snacker.

  3. It’s my first time hearing the word “beegan”! I would have been quite upset if I got a vegan box with honey and beeswax.

    I signed up for the Vegan Cuts snack box and got my box last week. You’re right, it’s so much fun to get and rip open. I was also a pen pal freak when I was a teenager and at one point, I had over 30 pen pals all over the world (snail mail, of course). It was so much fun!

    I really like the box I got. I don’t drink with a straw though, but I might use one on special occasions, which will be even more special with that special straw. As for the Cuppow, it doesn’t fit my Mason jars! The Pur gum is fine, I’m happy I could try it, but then again, I don’t chew gum. I wasn’t too impressed with the Nut bag… I haven’t tried it, but it’s just basically nuts and coconut, no? I guess it can be handy if you’re travelling, I sampled the pico de gallo chips and instantly fell in love. How did you like the chia peanut butter? I got the regular kind (no mud) with the Healthy Start Box I also bought, and I thought it was rather nasty… I prefer my regular natural peanut butter. I didn’t get any Dandies or Pure Foods stuff *tears*

    I can’t wait for next month’s box. What’s fun is that on top of the surprise that comes with each box, you have another surprise every time you try a product =)

    • Aloha Babette!Yes, the nut bag (sounds kinda dirty,no?)is kinda basic but I’m sure there a re folks that are too lazy to mix their own, so this might be nice for them.I will admit that I like a sweeter tasting nut butter and the chia seeds did get stuck in my teeth, so I probably would not purchase that myself. I would definitely buy the Pure Foods snacks and the Beanfield’s chips again.

      On a side note, I love looking at the photos on your blog and pretending that I understand French.

  4. Cobi! You always make such fun inspirational photos esp with the colorful chalks! I love it! Darn, you got more candies than I do! 🙁 I’m a candy fan.

    Review: http://veganmiam.com/reviews/food-products/vegan-cuts-snack-box-february-2013

    ♡ rika, vegan miam
    http://www.veganmiam.com
    ★ i travel + i eat vegan blog ★

  5. Love the ConsciousBox! I haven’t worked up the courage to use the Mustard Bath yet. It’s a little scary-sounding. My husband opened the lotion, and it smelled horrendous! No loss with that non-vegan product, trust me! Blech!

  6. What a splendid post! My daughter has chosen a few schools that allow her to major in bio and minor in Japanese AND are vegan friendly. These boxes would be a great care package for her when she heads off in 2014! Thanks!

    • Yes!These boxes are wonderful to send as gifts or a care package.It really makes me smile to know that there are vegan-friendly schools nowadays…we’ve come a long way as “V’s” 🙂

  7. Gosh, I, too, felt that the daily mail delivery was the highlight of my day as a child. In fact, I still do. (Sad to hear the postal service will be cutting Saturdays out this summer.) Anyway, I stumbled across you via Instagram then just read your About page and watched your “Grow a Vegetable Garden from Kitchen Scraps” tutorial. I love your photos, writing, and overall style. Thank you for sharing all this plant-based beauty with us. 🙂

    • Aloha Debi!Mahalo for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoy the little peek into my world. What is your Instagram handle? If your feed is public, I’d love to check it out

      • Aloha, Cobi. I am girlreworked on Instagram. I also have an online mag that you may enjoy http:www.girlreworked.com. I hope you’ll check it out. 🙂 I can’t wait to try starting my veggie garden again (after two failed seasons) using the tips from your vegetorial on using kitchen scraps. Celery here I come!

  8. leslie hoke says:

    About the pen pal “thing” … I used to have pen pals as well. I remember having to contact The Big Blue Marble by letter and they would send a card/letter back telling me who to contact. It was so much fun!

    • Aloha Leslie, Ahhh very cool. I don’t remember who organized our pen pal program…I think it was through school.The Big Blue Marble sounds much more magical…kinda like the Wizard of Oz

  9. leslie hoke says:

    BTW, not to digress but I don’t see a re-blog option for your site. I wanted to reblog this post on mine but don’t see it. Is that something you don’t want? Thanks.

  10. Here’s a link I fund. Don’t have time to read it… http://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/

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